You asked: Can I hunt elk with 30 06?

30-06 is still an extremely capable elk caliber at reasonable hunting ranges. It has significantly less recoil than most magnum cartridges as well. Indeed, just about any elk outfitter would prefer to have a hunter arrive in camp with a well-worn . 30-06 that he or she can shoot well than a brand new magnum.

What is the best 30-06 bullet for elk?

Great . 30-06 elk bullets: Swift 180-grain Scirocco II; Nosler 180-grain AccuBond; Barnes 175-grain LRX.

  • Bullet weight: 180 grs.
  • Muzzle velocity: 2,700 fps.
  • Muzzle energy: 2,913 ft/lbs.

What can you hunt with 30-06?

Regardless of the exact . 30-06 hunting rifle you choose, it is capable of ethically taking a wide variety of game animals like mule and whitetail deer, pronghorn, black bear, feral hogs, elk, mountain goat, sheep, moose, sheep, zebra, kudu, zebra, eland, red stag and dozens of other species.

Is 308 or 30-06 better for elk?

At 180 grains, the 30-06 has a ~ 100 fps advantage over the . 308 out to 400 yards. In terms of energy, Again, the 30-06 has an advantage of ~150 ft lbs out through 400 yards, but both are still hitting with over 1200 ft #s @ 400 yds. In terms of bullet drop, there is 1 inch difference through 400 yards.

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Is a 30-06 Big enough for elk?

30-06 is still an extremely capable elk caliber at reasonable hunting ranges. It has significantly less recoil than most magnum cartridges as well. Indeed, just about any elk outfitter would prefer to have a hunter arrive in camp with a well-worn . 30-06 that he or she can shoot well than a brand new magnum.

Is a 30-06 Overkill a deer?

Yes, the 30-06 is too much and the . 243 is too little. There are very few cartridges that are correct for hunting deer.

How far can you kill a deer with a 30-06?

As far as the distance that a 30-06 can effectively take deer, given the proper bullet, should be 400 yards or more IF, and only if, you can put the bullet in the right place at that range. Most people can not, under field shooting conditions, confidently shoot that far.

Can a 30-06 kill an elephant?

Can a . 30-06 kill an elephant with a single shot? – Quora. Yes. In fact, it was Teddy Roosevelt’s caliber of choice for elephant.

Why does the military use .308 instead of 30-06?

The 308 is used over the 3006 because it has a higher ballistic coefficient and its a short bolt pull. Its a common round today that has less recoil than the larger 3006 case. (also less power and range) It has little to do with balistic coefficient because they both shoot .

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